Written: Written on May 6, 1921
Published: First published in 195? in Kommunist No. 18. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 139b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Again and again, I request you to help us fight futurism, etc.
1) Lunacharsky has (alas!) got through the collegium the printing of Mayakovsky’s “150,000,000”.
Can’t we stop this? It must be stopped. Let’s agree that these futurists are to be published not more than twice a year and not more than 1,500 copies.
2) They say that Lunacharsky has once again driven out Kiselis, who is reputed to be a “realist” artist, while directly and indirectly promoting a futurist.
Could you find some reliable anti-futurists?